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Boulder and Northern Colorado Senior Events

This calendar lists events for seniors, boomers, older adults and family caregivers living in the Boulder and Northern Colorado area. Many of the events feature companies and non-profit organizations presenting information to educate and inform seniors and their families on resources available in the community. Occasionally we include other events from the Colorado Front Range.

5 August 2015


National Center for Creative Aging
Where: United States (map)
National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) has launched the first of its kind Directory of Creative Aging Programs in America funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, MetLife Foundation, and The Michelson Foundation. The Directory features arts programs serving older people and includes intergenerational activities in urban, suburban, and rural communities in a variety of settings such as community centers, senior centers, assisted living, adult day care, arts institutions, and libraries. Learn More
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5 August 2015


Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter is Posted Online
Where: Colorado, USA (map)
Colorado Senior Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, all volunteer organization, that speaks with a unified voice for all Coloradoans, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older. Members receive the monthly newsletter with updates on bills, state regulations, or administrative actions and articles that may be of importance to older adults. Both seniors and businesses serving seniors should consider joining. Learn More
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6 August 2015


Boulder Valley Spellbinders Monthly Chapter Meeting
Where: Villas at the Atrium, 3350 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301, United States (map)
Boulder Valley Spellbinders meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 in the lower level conference room at the Villas at the Atrium, 3350 30th Street, Boulder. There are no meetings in July or August. Learn More
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7 August 2015


Conversations with Bekah during Fort Collins Gallery Walk
Where: Global Village Museum, 200 West Mountain Ave Suite C, Fort Collins, CO (map)
“Women of the World” artist, Rebekah Merlino, makes a personal appearance at the Global Village Museum from 6PM to 8PM. Unveiling a new original work from her recently completed humanitarian trip to Kenya, Rebekah shares her perceptions and insights of her 11 women portraits. As an artist, soldier, Army reservist, Merlino opens doors to understanding world cultures and people - Learn More
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8 August 2015


Hour for Peace FUNdraiser
Where: Unity of Fort Collins, 1401 West Vine St, Fort Collins, CO (map)
Find Food and Beverages, Drumming Circles, Labyrinth Walking, Children's Activities, Silent Auction (with lots products from local businesses), Local Musicians performing 60's Peace Songs Sing-Alongs and much more. Also performances by Jazzology and others Dances of Universal Peace with Grace Marie. This event is from 4PM to 8PM and is a fundraiser. For more information or to volunteer, contact Helen at 970-222-5953 - Learn More
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8 August 2015


Active Minds Presents -- Paris: Biography of a City
Where: Skyestone, 12091 Red Fox Way, Broomfield, CO (map)
Join Active Minds for the story of the City of Lights. We will trace the city's history from its Celtic origins through modern times. In the process, we'll visit with some of the city's most colorful characters and notable places, including the Eiffel Tower, which was despised by Parisians in its day. Note: This space is not handicapped accessible. Cost: Free. RSVP: 303-482-2213 x208. This event is from 1:30 to 2:30.
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8 August 2015


2015 Boulder Asian Festival
Where: 1300 Block of Pearl Street, Boulder, CO (map)
The Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance has sponsored this festival to bring together the various communities to celebrate and share their culture and heritage with the citizens in the greater Boulder/Denver area. Find Asian and Pacific Island themed booths, Live Cultural Performances and Community Tent. This event is free & open to the public.
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8 August 2015


Water Works Monthly Open Houses 2nd Saturday
Where: Fort Collins 1882-1883 Water Works, 2005 N. Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO (map)
Spring in Fort Collins means flowering trees, fresh green leaves, singing robins and the start of open-house season at the historic Water Works site on Overland Trail. Beginning May 9th, the Water Works holds free monthly open houses on the second Saturday of each month, through October, 10AM to 3PM - Learn More
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10 August 2015


Active Minds Presents -- The Civil War: Causes & Effects
Where: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO (map)
As we commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the end of the Civil War, join Active Minds for a look at what caused the war and how our country was changed as a result. This program will not attempt to cover the military conflict in any significant detail, but rather will focus on what preceded and followed it. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and the Alzheimer's Association and is from 11AM to Noon. Cost: Free. RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148
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12 August 2015


An Afternoon Tea to Celebrate World Elephant Day
Where: Global Village Museum, 200 West Mountain Ave Suite C, Fort Collins, CO (map)
Please join Kimberly Lavelle and Stephanie Flanders-Martin as we celebrate World Elephant Day. World Elephant Day is a day we celebrate and work toward conservation and protection of elephants from the many threats that they face daily. The event will include the opportunity to donate to save elephants via purchase of some of Kimberly’s amazing work and other local artists from 3PM to 5PM. Sponsored by From the Heart Watercolors & Lavender Elephant Health & Wellness - Learn More
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13 August 2015


CJRO Big Band Favorites
Where: The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO (map)
Come see The CJRO at The Arvada Center! We'll be showcasing some of our favorite swinging pieces. With a group featuring Colorado's Finest musicians, this concert is sure to be a blast!! For more information, check out Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra on Facebook or at The Arvada Center's website.
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14 August 2015


Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins
Where: Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins, 1800 SE Frontage Rd, Fort Collins, CO, CO (map)
The Indian Motorcycle Demo Truck will be in Northern Colorado for the FIRST TIME EVER! Come test ride the complete 2016 Indian Motorcycle lineup at Indian Motorcycle of Fort Collins. Enjoy an after party with food, beer, refreshments and giveaways Friday evening from 4PM to -8PM.
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15 August 2015


Lafayette Peach Festival 16th Annual
Where: Old Town Lafayette on Public Road (map)
16th Annual Peach Festival centers around world famous all natural Palisade, Colorado peaches. Enjoy peach pies, peach cobbler and peach smoothies. Food vendors, crafters, antique dealers along with some of the finest artists from the Front Range and Western States will be showcased. Children's activities, live entertainment and music throughout the day.
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15 August 2015


Kellys Memory Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
Where: Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO (map)
Join us at the Forney Museum to hear about the 1960's with Kelly Harper. She will present stories, fun facts, and much more about the 1960s! Enjoy an educational presentation and discussion on the 1960s and maybe even share some of your own stories! Event is from 1PM to 2PM.
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20 August 2015


Destination Southeast Asia: Interplay of cultures, religion, art, and lifestyles
Where: Global Village Museum, 200 West Mountain Ave Suite C, Fort Collins, CO (map)
Expand your knowledge of the cultural history of Southeast Asia. Event is from 6PM to 8PM. Glean insights from the stories and anecdotes that world traveler, former US ambassador and Peace Corps volunteer, John Roberts shares. Trace how trade and colonization for hundreds of years influenced and sculpted this colorful region, creating a fusion of native cultures with those of India and China - Learn More
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20 August 2015


Death Cafe in Lafayette
Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd., Lafayette (map)
Death Cafes are an opportunity to talk casually about dying and death in a supportive, open, and unstructured atmosphere. Death Cafes are free, open to the public, and no RSVP is necessary. Event is from 6PM to 7:30PM.
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21 August 2015


2015 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival
Where: Downtown Loveland, 4th Street and Railroad, Loveland, CO (map)
The 2015 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival will be held in Downtown Loveland Aug 21-22. It will include a parade, corn shucking contest, delicious boiled and roasted corn, and live entertainment for all ages. “Tour De Corn” the theme this year showcases the event tie with the USA Pro Challenge, which will be race through downtown during the festival. The Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival is two blocks of family fun, adventure, entertainment and interactive activities.
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22 August 2015


Boulder County Senior Law Day
Where: Longmont Plaza Hotel, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, Colorado (map)
Each participant will receive a copy of the 2015 Senior Law Handbook, published by the Colorado Bar Association, as well as enjoy the wide variety of seminars and resources.
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22 August 2015


Colorado Senior Lobby Annual Meeting
Where: Wind Crest Retirement Community, 3235 Mill Vista Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (map)
Colorado Senior Lobby's Annual Meeting will be at Wind Crest Retirement Community in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Attendance is open to all. Membership is not a requirement to attend the meeting. Continental breakfast and socializing is from 8AM to 9AM and the program begins at 9:00AM. We will be honoring 4 Legislators: Senator Crowder, Representative Lebsock, Representative Primavera and Representative Roupé. Representative Lebsock, Primavera and Roupé will participate in a panel discussion for legislation affecting the aging population. Congressman Mike Coffman will attend and talk about Senior and VA issues. Questions? Call 303-832-4535 - Driving Directions
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24 August 2015


Death Cafe
Where: Greenwood Myers Funeral Services, 2969 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (map)
With a Death Cafe, the idea is to get people from all backgrounds together over tea, coffee and delicious cake, to simply talk about death, a normal aspect of life that is generally feared by our culture. This Death Cafe is from 4PM to 5:30PM.
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24 August 2015


Active Minds Presents: Global Pandemics
Where: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO (map)
Concern over the global spread of diseases such as Ebola, Swine Flu, AIDS, and others has increased dramatically. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand the current threats by examining both the science of how diseases spread as well as the history of pandemics. This event is sponsored by Balfour Senior Living and is from 3PM to 4PM. Cost: Free. RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148.
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30 August 2015


Glen Campbell "I'll Be Me," Screening and Alzheimer's Disease Expert Panel
Where: Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO (map)
An Exclusive Screening and Alzheimer's Disease expert panel featuring Huntington Potter, PhD and Jonathan Woodcock, MD from the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center at CU Anschutz Medical Campus - Learn More & Purchase Tickets
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1 September 2015


Boulder County & Longmont Farmers Market
Where: Boulder County, CO, USA (map)
The Boulder Farmers Markets and Longmont Farmers Markets are now open for the 2015 season.
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1 September 2015


Find Support Groups in the Area
Where: the Area (map)
Find local support groups on the City of Boulder, Colorado website in their senior resources section.
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1 September 2015


Colorado Senior Law Day
Where: Colorado, USA (map)
This annual educational seminar, held at several locations in Colorado, presents programs specifically for seniors in the Colorado community. Colorado Senior Law Day provides attendees with important and useful information on many issues facing our growing senior citizen population. If you are a senior, an adult child with a senior parent, or a caregiver, make sure you can attend one of the programs! See the schedule posted on the website.
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